Redefining Lessons Using ThingLink and the SAMR Model

Today's Meet

Use Today's Meet to share ideas or ask questions during our presentation.

What is ThingLink?

ThingLink is an interactive image tool that provides users with the ability to turn any image into a multimedia launcher. Users can create multiple "hot spots" on specific parts of an image and embed video, sound, and text, or link to any website. ThingLink changes how people engage with photos by transforming them from a static image, into a navigational surface for exploring rich, relevant content that enhances the viewer’s knowledge and experience.

ThingLink is available on the following devices:

Get Started with ThingLink
ThingLink Site

Click here to go to the ThingLink site

ThingLink Resources

The following educator created ThingLink provides more information about using this tool in the classroom.

The ThingLink Toolkit

You can also create a ThingLink Channel that allows you to put multiple images together like a slide show. Check out the following link:

Memory Book Instructions

ThingLink has also launched ThingLink for Video. This tool allows you to annotate videos. For more information please click here.

Think Before You Click (ThingLink for Video)

Where can I find images?

There are many tools you can use to create your own image. Here are some of our favorites:





Remember that you can also use your own screenshots and pictures.

It's a great idea to create your own images; but that isn't always possible. If you choose to use someone else's image, make sure you are not violating Copyright. Check out Creative Commons for images you can share and remix.

The SAMR Model

The SAMR model was designed to help educators integrate technology into teaching and learning and was developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura. The model aims to enable teachers to design, develop, and integrate digital learning experiences that utilize technology to transform learning experiences to lead to high levels of achievement for students.

SAMR in 120 Seconds
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Student & Educator Examples

Your Turn

Create a ThingLink interactive image that you could use with your students as a "get to know you" activity during the first week of school. Feel free to share your link with us on Today's Meet!

Exit Ticket

Use the Futureme link below to compose a short email to yourself explaining two ideas you have for using ThingLink in the classroom in the next two months.